EFCC PROBES U.S. $40 MILLION PIPELINE SECURITY CONTRACT

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may have started investigating confidants and companies close to some prominent politicians in the last dispensation in its corruption fight.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may have started investigating confidants and companies close to some prominent politicians in the last dispensation in its corruption fight.

Already, the commission has detained two confidants allegedly fronting for the politicians and frozen the accounts of their companies on allegation that they laundered money for them.

According to the official, both men were arrested in connection with ongoing investigations into a $40 pipeline security contract, might have been fronting for the politicians. He said: “Even though One-Plus claimed that the pipeline job was successfully executed, we want to know how it was awarded and who got paid for what from the $40 million.” Sources close to the anti-graft agency said Mr. Robert Azibaola, Managing Director of Kakatar Civil Engineering Company Limited, had been detained since March 23 and was not likely to be freed soon.

The source said apart from Azibaola, the agency has also detained Mr. Dakoru Atukpa, who is the Executive Director in Kakatar CE Ltd.

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